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children and six adults were killed at sandy hook elementary school. the president says that he and the vice president are gathering with top law enforcement officials from major cities to hear their views and ideas on how to curb gun violence. >> president obama will travel to las vegas to unveil the plan for immigration reform. today, a bipartisan group of senators will lay out their version. the plan to be announced in half an hour including a path to citizenship if millions of illegal immigrants already in the country covering board security and guest workers. the new plan could face a big hurdle in the house which is dominated by conservative republicans who have shown little interest in easing immigration laws. >> now in san francisco, u.s. supreme court justice sotomayor is getting ready to address a big crowd. she will be at van ness today to discuss her new best-selling memoir. the book recounts her life from a bronx housing project to the federal bench, sotomayor made history becoming the first hispanic and third woman appointed to the my court. premium seats for the e
for every life lost in sandy hook. today's hull, 29 weapons from an ar 15 to a bebe gun to a rifle that peter kept in his attic two decades he no longer wants around. >> kids can find them. and you know, we have grandchildren. they know where to look. >> so 29 weapons on the streets. and this was the case last week, marin took weapons no questions asked. the district attorney says weapons will be destroyed and hopes to make good on vouchers issued last week within 30 days. live in mill valley, wayne freedman abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> the president was sworn in today and used his address touch on challenges of the 21 century calling for equal treatment for are gays. in a lunchen, he was presented with crystal and photographs. here is a look at one of the balls underway, the commander in chief ball including military honorees. there is the public ball tonight z a salute to heroes ball, hosted by joe biden. >> people got up early to match and many wanted to watch this occasion with friends. abc 7 news is at one party in san francisco. >> the crowd was small, but enthusiastic. >> th
the classroom secure. >> abc 7 news is live with more on this for us. laura? >> before sandy hook this, school district was in the process of installing security cameras on the five campuses. now, they'll take that effort further. doors in the school district will start sporting these. inside wrrx w.a push of the button. >> we want to do what we can to keep our kids safe to signal to the community and to teachers and staff that we need to do our part. >> this move in the wake of the deadly rampage in sandy hook elementary cool. -- school=)ñ. the new handles will replace theqñ current type on some 200 stores that now lock using a key. the cost is about $60,000. parents seem to think it'sñ a common sense approach to beefing up security on campuses that are typically wide open. >> this i gegs makes sense. >> now, it isn't the only school district moving to beef up security down the road n or5q yinda, they're looking at new locks that can be lock;-from the inside n martinez they have that type but have adopted a new policy they remain locked during the school day. >> senator feinstein will inro
more than two dozen children and adults were killed in sandy hook school, one school district is making a wholesale change in the type of locks currently used to keep their classrooms secure. we have the report now from stanley middle school in lafayette. >> by the end of the month, classroom doors in lafayette school district will have new handle that's lock from the inside with a push of the but ro on. >> there is a new lock with a push button device so we can have instant lock up for classrooms and release when we need to get out. >> the move in the wake of the deadly camp yaij at sandy hook school where a young man went from classroom to classroom, killing 26 first graders teachers and administrator autos we want to do what we can to keep our kids safe. and to signal to the staff that we need to do our part. >> new handles will replace the current types. the cost of the change is about $60,000. parents seem to think it's a common sense approach to beefing up security on the campus. >> i guess this makes sense. >> i think that would be very sad for stud dwronts lose what they have to
deploying to hurricane sandy. before that, we're fighting wildfire autos the forces today have known for about nine months, giving them time to prepare. it turns out california is an ideal place for them to train as much terrain here is similar to what is found in afghanistan. >> still to come here tonight, california senator feinstein leads a new charge on capitol hill to ban assault weapons. a police chief responds to opposition by the nra. >> a 7 on your side investigation proms regulators to look into a company accused of misrepresenting work as part of a government rebate program. i'm michael finney. the story is straight ahead. >> also tonight a san francisco water front property about to get an extreme makeover. moving forward without forgetting its past. >> and. >> i company whose >>> california senator feinstein is trying again to get assault weapons banned. on capitol hill today, she introduces a bill to outlaw 158 military style assault weapons and claims to have a lot of backing. this is a photo sent to abc 7 news by a local contingent in washington today in support of th
the outside using a key. school officials say it will improve security in the wake of the sandy hook elementary tragedy ?ie. manti te'o -- >>> manti te'o admits he lied about the hoax even after he found out about the truth. he told katie couric that he enjoyed the feeling he was inspiring other people. >> my story i felt was a guy who in times of hardship and in times of trial really held strong to his faith, held strong to his family. i felt that was my story. >> even if that hardship was perhaps exaggerated? >> no, what i went through was real. the feelings, the pain, the sorrow, that was all real. >> you can see the full exclusive interview with manti te'o and his pearnts tomorrow at 3 -- and his parents tomorrow on "katie." >>> as the super bowl approaches excitement among the 49ers faithful is building. that's particularly true for fans in one bay area city. leslie brinkly talked to the fans and the players players in santa clara. >> reporter: after an on the field workout, the 49er players spoke out in the locker room about their flight to the big easy and what lies ahead. and
bullets was introduced on capitol hill. the proposal comes 42 days after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. dianne feinstein was a key proponent of the bill. >> columbine, virginia tech arks roara, tucson. oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is that each gunman used a semi automatic assault weapon. or, large capacity ammunition magazines. >> that is -- national rifle association says responsible gun owners would be punishedly bit ban. nra said they were confident congress would reject the bile bay area members of the group one million moms for gun control stood beside senator feinstein during today's announcement. this group comp plized of mother who's support the ban. >> it's wet in parts of the bay area tonight. spencer christian is in and tracking it for us on live doppler 7 hd. >> yes. some locations receiving no rain at all, others receiving a soaking. south bay has been the wettest region in the bay area. we still have mainly light rainfalling around san jose. there have beens7lp pockets of heavier rainfall. quite a drenching there. here is a look at ra
the massacre at sandy hook elementary. he now mentions this effort nearly daily. >> to protect our children and protect them from the horrors of gun violence. >> protecting our children from harm. >> reporter: the public is behind the president on some of his proposals. gun show background checks, an owner database, banning high-capacity magazine clips. but a ban on assault weapons appears unlikely as republicans push back. >> this is not designed to solve the problem of violent crime. this is designed to assuage liberal partisans -- >> reporter: and it's not just republicans. the white house admits not all democrats are on board. >> i do think things have changed since newtown. we're going to twist the arms of democrats, republicans and engage the american people in this debate. >> reporter: supporters both inside and outside the white house are said to be planning a 50-state strategy to try to get some of these measures through congress. david? >> david kerley tonight across town at the white house, thank you. >>> we have a sports note tonight about the man known simply as stan the man. t
and of course hurricane sandy, president obama placed climate change center stage as he embarks on second term. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change. knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [applause]. >> the president spoke on climate change more than any other issue in the inaugural address. >> a little surprising because this isn't an issue that he focused a lot on in the campaign. but maybe not so surprising because presidents do start to think about the legacy in the second term. >> last 4 years have been extremely disappointing for those of us working on climate crisis. on the flip side if president obama is sincere the proof will be in what he does over the next 4 years and there is tremendous amount he can do on his own without congressional action. >>reporter: democrat say they are setting in motion an aggressive campaign that will not be built on compromise. >> well i think he's indicating that he's willing to use the powers of the executive branch through the regulatory about power of the epa and through executive orders a
with climate change. >> that's right. after a year of record breaking droughts and of course hurricane sandy, president obama placed climate change center stage as he embarks on second term. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change. knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [applause]. >> the president spoke on climate change more than any other issue in the inaugural address. >> a little surprising because this isn't an issue that he focused a lot on in the campaign. but maybe not so surprising because presidents do start to think about the legacy in the second term. >> last 4 years have been extremely disappointing for those of us working on climate crisis. on the flip side if president obama is sincere the proof will be in what he does over the next 4 years and there is tremendous amount he can do on his own without congressional action. >>reporter: democrat say they are setting in motion an aggressive campaign that will not be built on compromise. >> well i think he's indicating that he's willing to use the powers of the executive br
about 10s ndz a drug store. why would you pay $600 for these? if you're color blind. sandy is taking a test to determine how quickly he can tell colors apart. don discovered it by accident when his friend used them. >> he said these are great. i can see the cones. i didn't know what he's talking about. turns out he's color blind. he can see the orange cones for the first time in his life. >> color blindness is a defect in the retina color sensing pigment autos we have one sensitive to green light and one to red light. we can notice they overlap a lot. >> the red and green overlap and both look brown unless you can block a narrow part of the spectrum between red and green. that is what encroma does. >> this goes way beyond just a new appreciation for plant life. man made world is built out of color. being able to tell them apart can be a matter of safety from. traffic lights to road signs if you can't see color, he says you're likely to hes state swlu to make a split-second decision n clinical trials he says the patients made snap judgments 30% faster. what tickles him is something ee
are outraged and are calling for a boycott in light of the sandy hook shootings in connecticut. at bloomberg studios i'm emily chang, larry, carolyn, back to you. >> many of you have been sharing your 49ers pride with us and let's check out some pictures here, we have three fans in front of a mural in santa clara. two guys painted it back in october. >> cool. >> some young fans sent us these pictures of david and derek. >> that is probably what john and jim were like. you snow when they're little kismdz a zpaerj newborn he says his daughter is kapernicking. it looks like she's chewing on her finger. >> best friends showed off their pose last week in the game. >> you can send your fan photos to us i will be there along with mike shuman with crews and reporters. live reports will be super bowl week. it's going to be fun. >> it's exciting. >> yes. >> for those of us at home we're looking forward to nice weather. >> yes. it's going to be innice inside here and inside of the super dome. >> yes. >> here is a live view from our camera. looking down towards ocean beach, skies have suddenly become cl
in certain parts of the bay area. let's check in with sandy with the latest on live doppler 7 hd. >> let me show you the doppler. showers we have are really winding down but where we have o the inland east bay out to oakley and brentwood. lone tree road sunset road very light showers marsh creek road and highway 4. vast road really light returns rate now. rainfall total nothing in san francisco get down to the south bay, it came down hard at one point. san jose 35 hundredths of an inch. just over quarter in livermore. don't put those umbrella away yet. we have another system coming. i'll be back to let you know if it impacts your weekend plans. >> see you shortly. >> body of mother and her 5-year-old daughter have been recovered from an ice covered pond in am door county. that pond is on remote property in the community of pine grove. bodies of 46-year-old karen anderson and her daughter amelia were found today about 30 feet from shore in water that was barely above freezing. on monday deputy responded to reports of loose llama and couldn't find anyone at the owner home. speculatio
i went down the mountain. and had to slide. waitdz too -- too sandy. couldn't get 10 feet from him. and had to come get both of us. >> after hanging on the side of the cliff about half an hour, gail and koa were pulled to safety. officials recommend if your dog goes after the cliff you'll probably get stuck, too. >> today we've got a first look at the repair work happening on the bay bridge and extent of the damage. abc 7 news is live for us. heather this video makes it easy to understand why this work is so involved and costly. >> yes. it's part of the bridge that is usually resofsh serve forward seals and occasional oil tanker. while standing here waiting to talk to you. live, this light show started on the bay bridge. so it would be an obvious omission here if we didn't talk about this for just a moment. this is a test that we believe is of this light show being billed at the largest light sculpture made out of l.e.d.lights and this is we believe is a test tonight. i will tell you that the fender repair is going on at the last pier before yerba buena island, being done by the sa
of the sandy hook victims. her parents sat in the audience as the white house embarks on one of the most extensive gun control efforts ever. the initiative -- a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. universal background checks. additional mental health services. author stephen king is pulling his book, "rage," about a high school student who guns down faculty members, published in 1977 under a pseudonym. four different teenagers who committed school shootings had copies of the book. "you don't leave a can of gasoline where a boy with firebug tendencies can lay hands on it." and congress members vowing to take the nra head on. >> the gun lobby can be stopped, my friends, they can be stopped. >> reporter: voices in the crowd taking the first steps in a long push to reform the nation's gun laws. as the protesters dispersed today, they looked ahead to wednesday, the first congressional hearings for legislation on gun control. the head of the nra, wayne lapierre and the husband of gabby giffords, mark kelly, will testify. david? >> along with them so many of those families from
of the bay area. let's check in with sandy with the latest on live doppler 7 hd. >> let me show you the doppler. showers we have are really winding down but where we have wet roadway we take you in to the inland east bay out to oakley and brentwood. lone tree road sunset road very light showers marsh creek road and highway 4. vast road really light returns rate now. rainfall total nothing in san francisco get down to the south bay, it came down hard at one point. san jose 35 hundredths of an inch. just over quarter in livermore. don't put those umbrella away yet. we have another system coming. i'll be back to let you know if it impacts your weekend plans. >> see you shortly. >> body of mother and her 5-year-old daughter have been recovered from an ice covered pond in am door county. that pond is on remote property in the community of pine grove. bodies of 46-year-old karen anderson and her daughter amelia were found today about 30 feet from shore in water that was barely above freezing. on monday deputy responded to reports of loose llama and couldn't find anyone at the owne
force that he spearheaded in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shootings. >> mitt romney will be in washington, dc, today, video from the concession speech back in november. the former g.o.p. presidential nominee has kept a low profile since losing the election. the former massachusetts governor and his wife are set to attend a luncheon in their honor at the marriott hotel in the capitol. mitt romney is a member of the board of directors of the he they will chain. >> traffic and weather together are next on the abc7 morning news. we have a live look at the golden gate bridge if you can see it. mike nicco will have the full accweather forecast and a look at fog and drizzle this morning and check in with sue hall and the abc7 traffic center. >> it looks like something straight officer the jetson's, a northern california man making flying cars a reality. >> hello, 6:10. and now what is going on outside. live doppler 7 hd shows it is quiet and we do have pockets of drizzle and fog. as we led to the afternoon, we will see more sunshine than yesterday but a stay shower is possi
spearheaded by biden in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shootings. >> thousands of abortion opponents hold a march in washington, dc, in 3 1/2 hours, the demonstration coincides with the 40th anniversary of roe vs. wade, the supreme court decision that legalized abortion. the rally includes prayers in front of the supreme court building with a speech from former republican presidential candidate santorum. >> in a few hours, state senator hill will have a bill on responding to mountain lions. it is reported it would require wardens to use nonlethal methods unless there is desire threat and allows state, fish and wildlife officials to work with while hive groups do capture the animals. in december there was public criticism after a warden shot and killed two cubs on the porch of a home. they weighed only 13 to 14 pounds. >> are we checking, now, with the weather? >> time for a look at the forecast. >> we are. >> as i take the words from eric thomas. >> you can have them. mike? >> good morning, everyone. you can see 680 where we have a better radar return, with possibility of l
-style assault weapons and large magazines helping the shooter at sandy hook cool murder with efficiency. >> these weapons do not belong on strets of our towns, our cities n our schools. >> some are pushing for more guns. in arkansas there is an effort to allow church leaders to carry guns at the pulpit. >> terrible things can happen at the search. we know they're soft targets. >> organizers cancelled a popular gun show after initial attempt to ban assault weapons resulted in a boycott. >> people need to stand up for rights. >> despite resistance, white house is pushing forward. >> the politicians continue their he debate, one had his gun confiscated. the former georgia speaker of the house is accuse fd of trying to bring a gun to atlanta in an airport check point. officer as rested him and took the gun. >> this is an exciting day for some 49ers season ticket holders they got their hands on super bowl tickets they won in a chance to buy in a lottery. cornell burn yard joins us now to talk to fans. >> ravel avila is go together super bowl. he got to buy tickets but has no idea how he's ge
day of his presidency, when he was told about the massacre at sandy hook elementary. he now mentions this effort nearly daily. >> to protect our children and protect them from the horrors of gun violence. protecting our children from harm. >> reporter: the public is behind the president on some proposals. gun show background checks, an owner database. banning high-capacity magazine clips. but a ban on assault weapons appears unlikely, as republicans push back. >> this is not designed to actually solve the problem of violent crime. this is designed to assuage liberal partisans. >> reporter: it's not just republicans. the white house admits not all democrats are on board. >> i do think things have changed since newtown. we're going to twist the arms of democrats and republicans and engage the american people in this debate. >> reporter: david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> as inauguration festivities get under way, the nation is pausing to pay tribute to martin luther king jr. commemorations are taking place around the country today, but community leaders and celebrities got a jump
the shooting at sandy hook elementary and on the same day the vice president weighed in on a google chat. >> i don't view it as gun control, i view it as gun safety. >> reporter: those backing the bill say they're specifically protecting 220 named guns hunters and sportsman can use. nearly 14 times the number they would ban. the nra is already pushing back, saying senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. we're confident congress will reject her approach. but in a sign of where the nation stands, a new abc news "washington post" joint poll shows that 53% of americans support the kinds of gun reforms that president obama has proposed so far. mark greenblatt, abc news, new york. >> thank you, mark. of course, the president signed several executive orders. that was the first salvo in all of this. now the tougher battle is capitol hill. even senator feinstein said the chances of this getting passed are unlikely but it's a battle worth having. we'll see what happens once it hits capitol hill. >> i think most americans, especially after newtown, they do sup
, but 100 of them came from newtown. brian's wife, a teacher, survived a shooting at sandy hook elementary. >> it's great to feel their support but be part of a bigger movement. >> reporter: with the president calling for a ban on assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and universal background checks supporters know it will be a tough battle. >> all: yes, we can. >> reporter: those on the mall of the support of many police organizations but the milwaukee county sheriff in a radio message that may have to do more with budget cuts tells residents don't call 911 and wait, learn how to use a firearm. >> you could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed or you can fight back. but are you prepared? >> reporter: nearly six years ago i met colin goddard shot four times still carrying three bullets but one of the survivors of the mass shooting which killed 32. now he's an advocate for gun control getting a shoutout from the vice president as the administration laid out its plans. >> he was in the classroom. he calls himself one of the lucky seven. >> reporter: and out on the mall
clements' wife, a teacher, survived the shooting at sandy hook elementary. >> it's really great to feel their support but to also be part of a larger movement to decrease gun violence in this country. >> reporter: with the president calling for a ban on assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and universal background checks, supporters know it will be a tough battle. >> all: yes, we can. yes, we can. >> reporter: those on the mall have the support of many police organizations wanting more control on guns, but the milwaukee county sheriff in a radio message that may have to do more with budget cuts and deputy layoffs tell residents there, don't call 911 and wait, learn how to use a firearm. >> you could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed or you can fight back. but are you prepared? >> my name is collin goddard. >> reporter: nearly six years ago i met colin goddard, a student the virginia tech, shot four times still carrying three bullets but one of the survivors of the mass shooting which killed 32. now he's an advocate for gun control getting a shoutout from the v
. >> reporter: the president said since sandy hook more than 900 americans have been killed by gun violence and that will only increase while congress debates. rob and sunny, back to you. >> we did learn more. police identified the suspected gunman as 22-year-old carlton berry. he's being charged with aggravated assault, but he's in the hospital because he was also shot and injured. and the other person involved in the fight may also be charged. he's also injured and in the hospital as well. >> like you mentioned a second ago, just the number of scenes we've seen at all levels. those lockdown scenes and kids scrambling. you have to imagine panicked moments what those folks must have -- must have been feeling at the time. >> must have been terrified. >> should be fascinating where the gun control debate goes. obviously the president did his executive orders, put a few things in motion. critics would say it hasn't gone far enough. gun control people say, you're going after our guns again, and the real issue here is mental illness, get off the second amendment. so you don't know what's going t
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